NFS File Server

Hi everyone,

Can someone explain to me what is a "NFS File Server"?
How do I set up a Unix machine for NFS?

Thanks You for your help with this.
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pratiganConnect With a Mentor Commented:
The Network File System (NFS) is a client/server application that lets a computer user view and optionally store and update file on a remote computer as though they were on the user's own computer. The user's system needs to have an NFS client and the other computer needs the NFS server. Both of them require that you also have TCP/IP installed since the NFS server and client use TCP/IP as the program that sends the files and updates back and forth. (However, the User Datagram Protocol, UDP, which comes with TCP/IP, is used instead of TCP with earlier versions of NFS.) http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/0%2C%2Csid9_gci214121%2C00.html
For Unix:
http://www.wown.info/j_helmig/unixnfs.htm

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bryceh78Connect With a Mentor Commented:
if your using LINUX or RedHat, do a search on www.redhat.com and search for NFS file server.  You'll get a long list of documents explaining how to set one up.

here are a couple of them....
http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-7.3-Manual/ref-guide/ch-nfs.html

http://www.europe.redhat.com/documentation/HOWTO/NFS-HOWTO/server.php3

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/linux/RHL-8.0-Manual/custom-guide/s1-nfs-export.html
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jwelterCommented:
What Unix Operating System are you running?  How you set up your NFS depends on what OS you have...
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